Monday, July 03, 2006

Knitting and Superman

Finally I have a picture of the blanket I knitted for Nicky. I started this blanket sometime in January. I finally finished in June. It's all done in a light celery color, but half is with a shiny soft yarn (from before he was born) and half is in an acrylic yarn that has no sheen to it (done after he was born). I had run out of the first skein and had to improvise with a near match. But Nicky will never care! :) Here we are cuddling under the blanket. Here you can see the side that has the sheen to it.

He's about 13 weeks in that picture. Now I have two projects in the works. One is a crocheted bunny rabbit. It's in a nice soft shiny green color. And the other is a knitted hoodie for Nicky. I'm making it in 18 month size so that hopefully he can wear it this winter. It's a nice soft yellow yarn with a shiny thread of white running through it. This is my first crocheted and stuffed thing and my first article of clothing I've knitted! I hope the gauge works out. Otherwise it might fit him when he's 5!

Anyway, I added this and two other pictures to Nicky's Photos. One is a picture of Tom's Dad holding Nicky at Easter. Finally I have a picture of him holding Nicky! Donna actually took that one and I got it over the weekend. :) Tom's Dad and Nicky have a lot of fun making faces at each other when Nicky goes over there for JM to babysit.

Speaking of babysitting, JM and Dad babysat on Friday night and Tom, Donna and I all went to see the new Superman movie. It was pretty good. I think it was just campy enough to satisfy folks like me. ;) Worth seeing in the theater I'd say. (Although the $4.25 diet coke just about killed me! Highway Robbery!!) Afterwards we went to Sonny's bbq and had some dinner. Brunswick stew...YUMMY!

The rest of the weekend was pretty much spent resting and playing with Nicky. I got lots of Nicky-love in over the weekend, which should sustain me over the day today. Monday's are always a little rough.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Ones!!!

Glad you had a good weekend! Liz and Jodi have been spending the weekend cleaning out the garage "yeh"!!! I will have to call you and tell you all the rest of our news, ok--------but just wanted to let you know how much we love you all and wish so much we could be up there with you "right this very minute"!!! :)
The blanket is beautiful! The baby and his Momma-- priceless!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooo